The museum is housed in what was originally the infirmary of the convent. The cost of admission was $3.50. A lovely guide, born in the US to Ecuadorian parents, gave us a private tour. Nuns (about 100) live in the cloisters but one has permission to travel outside to conduct business. They once sewed vestments and made the Eucharist wafers but now only attend to domestic chores and prayers. The collection includes paintings and statuary that were gifted to the monastery by families who asked that their girls be taken in. The nativity with headless children was strange as was the crucified Christ with an electric beating heart.
Just one more thing. We own an antique washer just like the one in the museum. Made in Binghamton NY.